19 year old male winched from forestry Whakatane | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

19 year old male winched from forestry Whakatane

On just after 2pm on Wednesday afternoon the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a Whakatane forestry block for a winch rescue mission.

A 19-year-old male who was working in a section of forestry injured himself while cutting down trees. An intensive care paramedic was hoisted to the patient allowing immediate treatment and care on the scene.

The crew then winched the injured man from the scene and flew him to Whakatane Hospital where he received further medical treatment and care.


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